John Raso is CEO of Audiam, the digital music royalty collection agency. For over ten years, Audiam has been collecting interactive streaming and digital royalties for the world’s best music publishers, writers and hitmakers. Audiam leverages decades of music publishing experience and innovative technology to locate and enhance their client’s metadata in order recover unpaid past royalties as well as those owed in the future. Audiam is a division of SESAC Music Group.
Prior to Audiam, John spent twelve years with The Harry Fox Agency as the head of client services managing the team providing support to thousands of leading publishers and digital music providers. He directed the implementation of HFA’s Rumblefish licensing administration services for online music and music video services, lyrics, tablature and royalty settlements. He has been named one of Billboard’s Digital Power Players since 2018.
Previously, John spent over fifteen years in record label marketing, publicity and product management roles at Atlantic Records, SST, MCA, Roadrunner and Live Nation Artists. He also hosts a weekly radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn.
CLE: Rites of Passage: Licensing Rights for Emerging Platforms
October 14, 2022, 8:00:00 PM
As gaming platforms, the metaverse, new social networks, and other innovative technologies gain prevalence, it is essential that these companies license all required music rights on a global scale and that rightsholders are able to collect the resulting payments. This panel will take a deep dive into the current global licensing landscape, exploring the challenges that technology companies face when launching new platforms and apps, best practices in licensing, opportunities for improvement in the market, direct licensing vs. CMOs, and issues with cross-border royalty collections. (Mondo attendees are welcome to attend all CLE panels.)